The Chairman of the Board of Trustees at MEU, Dr. Yacoub Nasereddin, participated in a dialogue session held at the Arab Thought Forum, by visual communication; in the presence of Dr. Mohammad Abu Hamour, previous minister and secretary of the forum, Dr. Mohammad Al Qatashteh, political science professor and previous parliament member, Dr. Amal al Shobaki, responsible for the youth part of Al Rai Newspaper, Dr. Jumana Al Salem, specialized in modern criticism and the political sciences professor at MEU, Sahar Al Tarawneh.
Dr. Nasereddin emphasized the importance of women and youth empowerment in all fields and the necessity of maintaining empowerment instruments, granted by the government to both these categories, to achieve visions, ideas and entrepreneurship projects which contribute to enhance the values of good citizenship, support the national economy and raise our homeland and nation above all. Furthermore, Dr. Nasereddin thanked Dr. Al Salem for her research paper, titled “Empowerment of Women and Youth in Jordan…Ideas and Visions” which systematically and scientifically highlighted all aspects of women and youth empowerment.
Dr. Al Salem clarified that women enjoy basic forms of empowerment, under the umbrella of religious legislation; they were granted the right of expressing opinions which are respected and implemented, were appreciated deeply to match their role in raising generations and making the future; this directed attention to the idea of youth and community empowerment through women empowerment.
Al Salem pointed out to the fact that women hold important roles in various sectors, since the early stages of establishing the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and at the same time emphasized that the Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the year 1952 preserved rights of women and their equality with men, in general provisions of its articles, texts and related amendments throughout the previous years. This was reflected in laws and instructions which guaranteed and protected women rights and ensured their effective and gradual participation in political, economic and social development.